The Records Unit is responsible for maintaining the physical security of our records as well as entering information from reports into the computer system. They also provide information for the FBI, courts, insurance companies and the general public. One part-time and five full-time employees staff the Records Unit. Without the information they provide, many of our units would not be as effective and our ability to make decisions as a department would be hindered.
You can obtain police reports from the Records Division.
Notice: Fees for Copies of Public Records Ordinance 2-1306
$25 per hour and $0.10 per page.
Time Increment Charge
15 Minutes $6.25
30 Minutes $12.50
45 Minutes $18.75
60 Minutes $25
Police records is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may call them at: 816-271-4705. Alcohol License processing ends at 4:30 p.m.
Copy of Crash Reports
Criminal Record Checks
If you are looking to obtain a copy of a criminal record you can do by accessing the Missouri State Highway Patrol's website. The cost is $10 per record check through Missouri State Highway Patrol's website.
Sunshine Law Request
The city of St. Joseph is dedicated to government transparency and compliance with Missouri’s Sunshine Law and the city’s Open Meetings and Open Records Ordinances.
Citizens may utilize the Sunshine Law Request Form to submit a request for open records. Simply enter your contact information and specify the documents or information you are requesting. The fees for researching documents that are responsive to a request are listed on the fees notice (PDF). More information about Missouri's Sunshine Law is available in the Missouri Sunshine Law booklet.